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Hey, Nebraska…Meet Your Future!

We debuted four video PSAs in a new messaging effort this month that invite us to imagine the important role today's young children will play in our own lives someday. Whether it's as our health care provider, financial advisor, auto technician or construction manager, the start young children receive in their lives affects more than their own life trajectories.

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January 11, 2018  |  Posted in General

Policy Research Analyst and Policy Associate Join Our Staff

We welcome Ben Baumfalk and Elizabeth Lopez Everett to our team. They bring valuable skills and insight to our work to see that all Nebraska children begin kindergarten with the experience they need to become successful students and productive citizens.  Read More

December 21, 2017  |  Posted in General

There's An App for That! CDC Debuts Free App With Learn the Signs. Act Early Program

The Centers for Disease Control has released a free app based on its Learn the Signs. Act Early materials used by Nebraska's Maternal, Infant & Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (N-MIECHV) and  Nebraska Family Helpline. The app helps parents track developmental milestones that can be shared with a doctor or caregiver, decide when to act if they suspect their child had developmental delays and learn tips and activities to promote healthy development.    Read More

December 14, 2017  |  Posted in General

2018 Golden Sower Nominees Announced

Nominees have been announced for the 2018 Golden Sower Awards, Nebraska’s children’s choice literary award for picture books, chapter books and novels. 

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November 01, 2017  |  Posted in General

Today is Read for the Record Day

Today is Read for the Record Day when millions of people read the same book to highlight the importance of early literacy and instilling a joy of reading in young children.  Read More

October 19, 2017  |  Posted in General

Report: 20,000+ Nebraska Children Are Being Raised by Grandparents

Generations United's annual report shows 20,808 Nebraska children are being raised by their grandparents.   Read More

September 21, 2017  |  Posted in General

Step Up to Quality Marks 3rd Anniversary

Nebraska Step Up to Quality helps child care providers who are committed to being the best they can be to give children the strong start we know is so important. As Step Up to Quality marks its third anniversary, they have debuted an interactive map on their website parents can access to learn the locations and ratings of participating programs in their area. Read More

September 14, 2017  |  Posted in General

2017 Market Rate Survey is Released

DHHS is required to oversee a child care Market Rate Survey every two years to set child care provider subsidy rates within the context of market conditions. The purpose is to ensure children receiving assistance through the Child Care Subsidy Program have access to the pool of providers equal to the access of provider-paying families. Read More

September 07, 2017  |  Posted in General Legislation

Strolling Thunder: Daisy and Kayla’s Summer Adventure

Crete's Daisy Ortiz and daughter Kayla took part in Strolling Thunder, an event this summer aimed at drawing attention to legislation supporting babies, toddlers and their parents.  Read More

August 31, 2017  |  Posted in General

How Do We Know When Nebraska’s Children are Kindergarten-Ready?

How do we know when children are ready for kindergarten? The ability to identify letters and numbers and have a working vocabulary are often used as benchmarks, yet these don’t tell the whole story.  Read More

August 24, 2017  |  Posted in General
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